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Central Michigan University Events: Apr 17-23

Upcoming events at Central Michigan University

Contact: CMU News


Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Highlighted events from Thursday, April 17, to Wednesday, April 23, include:

 

CMU ComiConference 2  

The second annual CMU ComiConference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Bovee U.C. Sessions include “Batwoman, Female-Friendly but Made-For-Men,” “Legends and Life: How Comic Fiction Affects Our Minds and Society,” and “The Laughing Face of Evil: An Investigation of the Joker.” Comics scholar Matt Smith of Wittenberg University will give the plenary address, “Jack Kirby and the Technology of the Imagination,” at 7 p.m. in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. The CMU ComiConference 2 is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Honors Scholars Program along with the English departments of CMU and Western Michigan University. For more information, click here.

 

Celebrasia

Celebrasia concludes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Pearce Hall 128. The event features various performances, demonstrations and presentations that reflect both modern and traditional aspects of Asian and Asian-American culture. Celebrasia is free and open to the public.

 

“The Queer Monologues”

LGBTQ Services will host “The Queer Monologues” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Bovee U.C. Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Trap Door Improv

University Theatre’s improv comedy troupe, Trap Door Improv, will perform from 8 to 9 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Moore Hall 102. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Faculty Artist Lindabeth Binkley

Faculty artist Lindabeth Binkley, oboe, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. Tickets are $3 for students and seniors and $5 for the general public and can be purchased at Ticket Central or by calling 989-774-3000.

 

International Student Expo

The International Student Organization will host its annual International Student Expo from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Bovee U.C. Rotunda. The event will showcase international cultures, cuisines and performances. A food tasting event will take place at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

“Taste of Culture” Series: France

Study Abroad will host a “Taste of Culture” event from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Ronan Hall 344. Students are invited to try local French food while learning about what it’s like to study abroad in France. The event is free and open to the public.

 

“Diplomacy and Revolution:  Joel Barlow and the New Franco-American Alliance”  

Wil Verhoeven will present “Diplomacy and Revolution: Joel Barlow and the New Franco-American Alliance” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Park Library Auditorium. Verhoeven is the keynote speaker for CMU’s William T. Bulger Lecture in Biography. He is a professor of American Culture and Cultural Theory and chair of the American Studies department at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

Earth Day Garden Party

Student Environmental Alliance is hosting a grassroots garden party from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Campus Grow garden in honor of Earth Day. Local bands Kavazabava and Moses will perform, as well as the CMU Circus Club, and local vendors will offer samples of organic food. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Rebecca Kiessling: Conceived in Rape: From Worthless to Priceless

Nationally renowned speaker, author and attorney Rebecca Kiessling will present from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Bovee U.C. Mackinaw Room. Kiessling will speak about her personal story as a child conceived in rape as well as present about the ethical and legal issues surrounding abortion. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

Tunes @ Noon with Emily Hearn

Emily Hearn, Global Campus faculty member, will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Bovee U.C. student lounge as part of 1892 Productions’ Tunes @ Noon. Tunes @ Noon is free and open to the public.

 

“American Meat” Film Screening and Panel

Student Environmental Alliance will present “American Meat” from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Bovee U.C. Mackinac Room. “American Meat” is a recent documentary showcasing modern meat production practices in the USA. An open discussion facilitated by representatives of GreenTree Cooperative Grocery, Graham’s Organic Meats and GCC Organics will follow the film. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Athletic events

See a list of upcoming CMU athletic events here.


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